Monday, July 6, 2015

Fourth of July

We really had such a wonderful Fourth of July this year! We want to introduce a love and appreciation for our country and all the history that still makes this nation great as early as possible. For a toddler, that basically means cheering at a parade in our sweet little town. It's close enough to walk over with the wagon and meet friends.

Boys are so fun and parades are made for them! Fire trucks, loud cars, drums and bands! What more could they want?!?

Before the parade, we cheered Josh across the finish line of the July 4th Race (10K) along with Mr. Brad and a couple other friends from church. Dax and I "raced" to Starbucks and then to find the finish line before Daddy crossed.

In the afternoon, we really just relaxed, grilled and enjoyed strawberry short cake. All-in-all, a very American weekend.

Here are our favorite pictures from a very fun day!

We are so proud of Daddy and all his hard work -Rochester Marathon, here he comes!

Mr. Brad and Daddy, great running buddies.

Cutest little fan.

Ready for the parade to start.

Our favorites! Look at that chunky baby face all -if we could only take off the Boston hat.

Serious parade patrons.

 In awe of all the truckies.

Seriously. This is our life.

Cheering for the fire trucks! 

Waiting for the trucks to make "beep beep" noises.

Go, go, go.

Hooray, truckies!

Best we could do. Toddlers are the most fun to photograph.

He thinks he's part of their family.

Serious dance moves. I cried tears of laughter.

His white boy moves.

Serious white boy moves.

They really think suckers are only for drumming. This is an awesome mama win!!!

We can't handle his cuteness.

Three sweet babes -toddlers don't do pictures on purpose. Ever.

Love these sweet friends and so thankful they live in our little town!

Walking home withe a hungry boy in the wagon.

Nom. Nom. Nom.

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same." Ronald Reagan
Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Bumpdate: 30 Weeks

It feels like we've hit a new milestone -less than 10 weeks until Baby Lincoln's due date! I went back for the dreaded 3-hour glucose test this week and passed with flying colors. No gestational diabetes in this house! Woot woot! I've been sorting through some of Dax's baby clothes (trying to not tear up at how tiny he once was) and new clothes we've been given or purchased. I just can't wait to see our little munchkin!


Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Bumpdate: 28 Weeks

I had a fantastic time in Spain, but am so happy to be home! I'm pretty sure this baby grew a ton while I was gone. The jury is out on whether that is because he's really growing or because I ate my way through Spain. Either way, this bump sure is getting bigger!


Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Bumpdate: 26 Weeks

This is a very fun post for me to write as we finally have a baby name! We want our children to have strong and somewhat unique names. With Dayton, it was easy. We had the name before we knew he was a boy. This time around there was a lot more debate.

Sweet Lincoln Augustus will be joining our family in September! Augustus was my great-grandfather's middle name on my mom's side. I love passing down my wonderful heritage to a new generation. We're excited for this lil' guy to take further shape in our minds as we anticipate his arrival.


Bumpdate: 25 Weeks

We missed 24 weeks. I cannot even remember why at this point, but I am catching up!

Josh gave me the most wonderful surprise over Memorial Day Weekend -a combined birthday / babymoon trip to New York City! He also surprised me with having 2 of my best friends join us...more on all of that in a later post.

I was 25 weeks on May 26th. We've just been enjoying this growing bump and our last days as a family of three!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Bumpdate: 23 Weeks

We've hit 23 weeks and have narrowed this boy's name down to 3 final options. I really want to monogram everything I can get my hands on, so the sooner we pick a name the faster I can start. Maybe that's why Josh isn't in a hurry to decide?!? No matter what name we decide on, we can't wait to meet our sweet boy!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Bumpdate: 22 Weeks

I was 22 weeks on Tuesday. We're starting to put together Dax's "big boy" room and hope to have him sleeping in it by the end of June -all in preparation for Baby Boy 2! This summer is sure to fly by in record time, and we just cannot wait for September!